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Assertiveness - Researcher Programme

Course Overview Dates, venues and booking


This session will cover what assertiveness is and why it is important. It will offer tips and techniques to improving assertiveness, as well as practicing skills needed for establishing and overcoming barriers to assertiveness. It will provide an action plan for addressing barriers to assertive behaviour.

Who is it for?
Research Assistants, Post Docs, Research Fellows and Senior Research Fellows.

Session Objectives
By the end of this session you will:

  • understand relevant concepts and models

  • be able to identify the barriers to assertive behaviours

  • have had the opportunity to explore a situation where you find it difficult to behave assertively

  • have practised a range of tools in order to appropriately address situation above

Is there anything else I need to know?
Please be prepared to talk about circumstances at work where you find it difficult to behave assertively. In advance of the workshop, think about a situation you would like to explore in the workshop. Discussions within the group will be treated in confidence.

This is an introductory course designed for those with little or no knowledge of the subject. This course may also be suitable for those wishing to refresh their knowledge.

Links to the Concordat
(4) The importance of researchers’ personal and career development, and lifelong learning, is clearly recognised and promoted at all stages of their career.

(5) The sector and all stakeholders will undertake regular and collective review of their progress in strengthening the attractiveness and sustainability of research careers in the UK.

Links to the Research Councils' Joint Skills Statement

(D) Personal Effectiveness
(E) Communication Skills
(F) Networking and Teamworking

Led by
Dr Caron King, Kingswood Plus.

TBC Summer Term 2010
12pm - 3.30pm,
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Catering provided
Lunch and drinks

Any questions?
Workshop content:
Contact Sandy Sparks, x74121, Learning and Development Centre

Workshop arrangements:

Contact Val Bentick, x24698, Learning and Development Centre